Principal Dr. Linda Sheppard 

School Hours:  9:15am-3:30pm | Early Release:  9:15am-1:00pm

This school is temporarily located at:
18100 Washington Grove Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Vision Statement 

We at Candlewood Elementary School recognize the individual needs of our student body. We see our school as a learning environment conducive to developing the fullest potential of each of our students in a safe learning environment which promotes positive social interactions.



Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 30
Grade 1 to Croydon Creek
Fall Fun Classroom Celebration

Friday, October 31
Professional day for teachers (no school for students)

Sunday, November 02
Daylight Savings Time

Tuesday, November 04
Holiday - Gubernatorial Election Day

Wednesday, November 05
Soaring Eagles Assembly
Grade 5 Class Night

Thursday, November 06
Picture Make-up Day for Students
Grade 2 Class Night

Friday, November 07
Grade 4 to Battle Creek,Flag Ponds

Monday, November 10
Early release days, K-8 (parent conferences)
PTA Book Fair in Media Center
Flu Clinic

Tuesday, November 11
Early release days, K-8 (parent conferences)

Wednesday, November 12
Kindergarten Class Night

Thursday, November 13
Grade 3 Class Night

Tuesday, November 18
PTA Meeting

Wednesday, November 19
Grade 2 to Strathmore
Grade 1 Class Night

Thursday, November 20
Grade 4 Class Night

Friday, November 21
Grade 4 Native American Craft Display in Gym

Wednesday, November 26
Early Release, K-12, prior to Thanksgiving Holiday

Recent News

  • Moving to the New Candlewood

    Candlewood will be closing two days before winter break begins.  This will allow staff time for packing, unpacking and setting up space in the new site.  Instruction will resume when the students return from the holiday on January 5, 2015.  

  • Add Money to Your Child's Lunch Account

    Click the link above to access My Lunch Money and add money to your child's lunch account.

  • Student Absences

    Is your student sick?


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